He is risen!

W.E. Sangster, an evangelical Methodist pastor in England years ago, died at age 60 of muscular atrophy. Shortly before his death — unable to walk or speak, he wrote from his hospital bed to his daughter, “It is terrible to wake up on Eastern morning and have no voice with which to shout, ‘He is risen!’ — but it would be still more terrible to have a voice and not want to shout.”

What a great truth as we look forward to the celebration of Easter! The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation and cornerstone of the Christian faith. It marked the preaching of the early church from the apostles who had literally seen Christ after He was raised from the tomb.

Here at First Baptist, besides our regular weekend worship at 6 PM on Saturday and at 10 AM on Sunday, we will host a community-wide Easter Sunrise service at 6:30 AM on Sunday at the Jaycee Park on the river. Also, our children’s director, Katrina Wall, begins her Easter Eggstravaganza for the whole family on Saturday at 10 AM. Plus, we have a Good Friday service at 12:00 noon on Friday here at the church.

Let’s lift up the truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ!

Pastor Jim


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